English - Vietnamese Dictionary
least /li:st/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ, số nhiều của little
- tối thiểu, nhỏ nhất, ít nhất, kém nhất
- there is not the least wind today: hôm nay không có một tí gió nào
- least common multiple: (toán học) bội số chung bé nhất
- danh từ
- tối thiểu, cái nhỏ nhất, cái kém nhất
- not in the least
- không một chút nào, không một tí nào
- [the] least said [the] somest mended
- the least said the better
- (tục ngữ) nói ít đỡ hớ, nói nhiều thì hơn
- to say the least of it
- nói giảm nhẹ, nói giảm đên mức tối thiểu đi
lɪːstAdvanced English Dictionary
+something that is of no importance
+the superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree
+used to form the superlative
determiner, pronoun, adverb
determiner, pronoun (usually the least) smallest in size, amount, degree, etc: He's the best teacher, even though he has the least experience. + She never had the least idea what to do about it. + He gave (the) least of all towards the wedding present. + How others see me is the least of my worries (= I have more important things to worry about). + It's the least I can do to help (= I feel I should do more).
Idioms: at the (very) least used after amounts to show that the amount is the lowest possible: It'll take a year, at the very least.
not in the least not at all: Really, I'm not in the least tired. + 'Do you mind if I put the television on?' 'No, not in the least.'
more at SAY v.
to the smallest degree: He always turns up just when you least expect him. + She chose the least expensive of the hotels. + I never hid the truth, least of all from you.
Idioms: at least
1 not less than: It'll cost at least 500 dollars. + She must be at least 40. + Cut the grass at least once a week in summer. + I've known her at least as long as you have.
2 used to add a positive comment about a negative situation: She may be slow but at least she's reliable.
3 even if nothing else is true or you do nothing else: You could at least listen to what he says. + Well, at least they weren't bored.
4 used to limit or make what you have just said less definite
They seldom complained-officially at least. + It works, at least I think it does.
not least (written) especially: The documentary caused a lot of bad feeling, not least among the workers whose lives it described.
more at LAST adv., LINE n., SAY v.
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